Hyperhidrosis treatment for excessive sweating
Univers NuFace hyperhidrosis treatment
Excessive sweating, best known as “hyperhidrosis”, is a condition that is rarely familiar to those who do not suffer from it. This condition can be embarrassing and debilitating, especially for work or social life, and may even lead to lower self-esteem or quality of life.
As a medical-aesthetic clinic, Univers NuFace offers a treatment to effectively combat excessive sweating without the need for surgery.
The goal of hyperhidrosis treatment is to significantly reduce excessive sweating for various parts of the body such as the scalp, groin, hands, feet and most commonly, the underarms.
Individuals affected by hyperhidrosis often struggle to find helpful resources and are unaware that it can be treated using simple Botox injections.
Excessive sweating treatment: Botox injection
The health professional responsible for injection will begin by targeting the sweat glands responsible for excessive perspiration. They will then apply a thin layer of iodine and starch on the surface to be treated, which will cause a colour reaction and expose the areas affected by excessive sweating to the naked eye.
They will then perform a series of intradermal Botox injections, targeting the areas revealed in the previous step. Botulinum protein will block the nerve transmission of the sweat-stimulating glands, reducing perspiration at the same time.
Univers NuFace: practical advice
Hyperhidrosis is in no way influenced by temperature variations or physical activity and is especially difficult to control with over-the-counter antiperspirants.
The natural role of sweat is to regulate body temperature so it can be maintained at around 37 °C. Hyperhidrosis occurs when the volume of perspiration exceeds the amount necessary for thermoregulation.
This condition affects approximately 1% of the population and is often perceived as embarrassing, but nonetheless “normal”. Essentially, because of its natural appearance, those affected accept the phenomenon and are often unaware that it is a treatable medical condition.
Excessive sweating is caused sweat gland hyperactivity and can be classified into two subcategories:
- Generalized hyperhidrosis, which as the name indicates, affects the whole body. This is often caused by a hormonal medical condition like diabetes, infection or even the use of certain medications.
- Focal hyperhidrosis derives its name from its focus on a specific part of the body.
Botox injection is used to treat this sub-category of excessive sweating.
Aside from treatment, it is impossible to “naturally” eliminate hyperhidrosis. However, it is possible to slightly limit the discomfort with a few simple habits. For example, wash twice a day; dry your skin properly and if necessary, change clothes to avoid bad odours and sweat stains; do not wear synthetic clothing; reduce your intake of animal proteins and avoid the consumption of tobacco and alcohol.